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Commercial Driver's License Issuance

Highways for Heroes Program

Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the road skills test may be waived for qualified military personnel applying for a Tennessee Commercial Driver License (CDL). Applicants, however, are required to pass the applicable CDL knowledge test. Qualified active duty military personnel who held a military operator's permit for the past two years are eligible for the basic road skills test waiver. This applied to current National Guard and military Reserve Personnel as well as Veterans who have been discharged within the last year.

For more information on the Highways for Heroes Program please visit the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security website.